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The best Chromebooks for working remotely

Starting a hybrid work life? We’ve picked the best Chromebooks for fast and secure every day computing.


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After two years of working from home, if you don’t have a company laptop, your personal laptop might be feeling the effects of increased use. Whether you’re going to be working from home full time or having a more hybrid work life, a Chromebook is a great upgrade. Both speedy and secure, it has ample power to get you through your workday. Not to mention they weigh less than two bags of sugar – perfect for bringing into the office 2 or 3 days a week.

HP 14a-na0509sa 14" Chromebook

Exclusive to Currys, the HP 14a-na0509sa 14" Chromebook has a powerful Intel® Pentium® Silver processor so your Chrome OS can handle any task on your to do list. The 14” full HD screen has almost no frame around it so you get the best viewing experience. Its speakers have quality custom tuning by Bang & Olufsen so your work playlist will keep you motivated throughout the day. You can download all your favourite apps from the Google Play Store and seamlessly move between apps on your phone and Chromebook.

Acer Spin 311 11.6” 2 in 1 Chromebook

The Acer 314 Chromebook has a full HD 14” screen so you won’t be squinting to read your spreadsheet and documents. The octa-core MediaTek MT8183C processor powers it so you won’t be waiting for apps to load or getting frustrated at programs suddenly glitching. It runs on the Chrome OS, so you’ll have all your favourite Google apps like Gmail, Drive and YouTube. If your job prefers Microsoft Office, you can easily download the Office suite of apps from the Google Play store. The battery lasts for an impressive 12 hours so you can get through your work without running for the charging cable.

Acer Spin 311 11.6” 2 in 1 Chromebook

If you want something even more portable, the Acer Spin 311 11.6” 2 in 1 Chromebook is for you. With this Chromebook, you’ll get the best of both worlds as it can function as a laptop or as a tablet. If your day consists of endless email writing keep it in laptop mode, then when it comes to Teams or Zoom meetings flip it to tablet mode. If you prefer to take handwritten notes, this Chromebook comes with a Wacom pen so you can easily take notes, brainstorm, and jot down ideas. Its fast and accurate so it’ll feel exactly like a pen. Whether you’re writing emails, doing Zooms or streaming on your commute, the Acer Spin 311 lasts for up to 10 hours – just enough to get you through your work day.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 14" Chromebook

Exclusive to Currys, the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 14" Chromebook is an all-rounder Chromebook. You won’t miss a word of your favourite series or your colleague’s ideas on a Zoom call thanks to its crystal clear dual speakers. With a HD 14” screen, you can easily multitask with multiple programs and its Intel® Celeron™ processor will make sure you’ll never experience any lag. It comes with two USB ports and two USB-C ports for extra fast charge, be it your laptop or your smartphone. Speaking of charging, its battery lasts up to 10 hours, so you’ll get plenty of work and play out of it before you need to recharge it.

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